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Jumbotron DS: for the giants among us

Jumbotron DS: for the giants among us

I would hate to see the person that this is a "handheld" for.

Someone very creative out there has built probably the largest working DS out there. The creater, whom we'll name Loopy (in absence of any real nickname or identifier) created the beast by using two screens from tablet PCs - and it actually works!

He connected the two up to a stripped down Nintendo DS by using a FPGA to do the conversion. Of course, something tells me the resolution may be a little low - but hey, such is life. Not much other information is available except for the fact that the DS still does all of the work and screen shots are available via a serial port.

Check out the pictures of the project below and make sure to check out the original site for a video of it in action. Maybe this guy will take it a step forward and build a housing with all the required hardware inside...now that would be freaking awesome.

It may completely defeat the purpose of the DS unless you're a giant, but is it cool or what? Let us (and the modder if he stumbles across this) know what you think of his work over in the forums or in the comment section below.




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riggs 13th September 2007, 14:53 Quote
He should carry it on and make the full casing too...like the giant Gameboy;
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3711/giantgameboyhb6.jpg

Sebbo 13th September 2007, 16:52 Quote
going by the URL, the guy's online name is Olimar, he was/is quite active on GBA/DS Dev and DS Linux forums
samkiller42 13th September 2007, 17:05 Quote
Thats well good. Wonder what the battery life is like:P

Sam
DXR_13KE 13th September 2007, 17:35 Quote
cool :D
proxess 13th September 2007, 20:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by riggs
He should carry it on and make the full casing too...like the giant Gameboy;
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3711/giantgameboyhb6.jpg

*drools over the giant tetris* teeeeeeetriiiiiiiis... *looks around at the buildings* I bet a square fits there!
DXR_13KE 13th September 2007, 23:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by proxess
*drools over the giant tetris* teeeeeeetriiiiiiiis... *looks around at the buildings* I bet a square fits there!

:)
HourBeforeDawn 14th September 2007, 01:44 Quote
wow okay that makes the DS worth buying ^_^
Rich_13 14th September 2007, 01:57 Quote
Nice, they are touch screen displays as well. Very cool.
wolff000 14th September 2007, 19:52 Quote
Love it. Hopefully he'll right up some instructions for that bad boy. I mihgt go buy a ds just to do this.
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